Most Common Names

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  1. Ms.Jasztal

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    So, what have been the most common names in your classroom over the years? I have had the names Tyler, Jonathan, Samantha, and Brittany the most... Tyler 4x and the other names 3x.
     
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    Alex was a big one last year - boys and girls. I think I had 8 of them among my 3 classes.

    Always have a few Matt's and David's.

    Brittany and Ciara for girls are most popular now.
     
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    I always think this is an interesting question because there are really regional differences. I have always had at least one Daniel, Jasmine, and Gabriella. This year I have 2 Arianna's and 2 Angely's, spelled differently. We have a high Hispanic population - believe it or not I've never had a Tyler.
     
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    I have had lots of Tylers. I've also had Michaels and Briannas.
     
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    I have all hispanic kids....last year I had three Joses....luckily 2 of them went by either a middle name or a nickname...I also had two Luis. This year I have 5 with the last name of Garcia!
     
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    Joshua/Josh, Hunter, Samantha, Katie/Katelyn
     
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    There are 4 Austin's in my son's class....not grade ...but class. I think that there are 2 others in the school as well.
     
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    Emily, Joshua, Lauren, and Ian.
     
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    Katelyn and Joshua are common where I teach. I also had Tyler. Last year there was a Jasmine in every single upper grade classroom!
     
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    Last year I had two Anthonys, two Josephs.
     
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    We have one Breanna, and one Brianna. To make it worse, one has the last initial of B, and the other has the last initial of V! I'm starting to see some of the older names come back. This year we have a Kate, Seth, Cassidy, Trevor, Jennifer, and Jarvis. Our more "creative" and geographical names include Dakota, Reno, Jamarea, and Erykah.
     
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    Oh, last year there were two Giancarlos' in first grade and I have one this year.

    I see a lot of "old fashioned" names too. I've had a Deirdre, Emily, Victoria, Sophia, Faith, Chloe, Joseph, Daniel, Michael, Jacob.
     
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    I have all hispanic kids....
    I have 7 Boys named Jose
    I have 3 Girls named Itzel
    I have 5 kids with the last name of Gonzalez
    I have 6 kids with the last name of Lopez
    And this is just half of one grade (8) 155 kids
     
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    I have had a few of the same names.
    Austin
    Nicholas (2 different spellings)
    Brianna
    Brandon (2 different spellings)
    Jason
    Ciara
    Mckenzie
     
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    Jonathan
    olivia
    Ashley
    Julie
    Mohamad
    Daniel/Danny/Dani
     
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    My son's name is Tyler.
     
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    Francisco/Francisca
    Juan
    Jose
    Alejandro/Alejandra
    Estefania/Estefanie
    Jasmine/Jazmin/Jasmin
    Jessica
    Jonathan
    Courtney
     
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    In my class of 30, I have 4 Olivia's, 3 Angus's and a Gus and 3 Georgia's. I wondered aloud to my class whether the plural of Angus was Angi, but they didn't get it. A teachable moment to be sure!
     
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    I haven't had many name duplicates, actually. Last year I had two girls named Sabrina, which I thought was very odd since that strikes me as a rather not common name--go figure! There are several Michaels and Christophers at my school, but I only have one Michael in my class. There are several Sydneys, too, but in different grades. I have two variations on Katelyn but the spelling is different. I guess that's a benefit to being at a small school--fewer students means the odds are lower of repeating names?
     
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    Last year I had
    2 Tyler(s) (1 boy/1 girl)
    3 Payton/Petyon(s) (2 boys/1girl)

    This year no repeats in my class: but throughout our 1st grades (7) we have 4 Brooklyns A lot of Matthews and Tyler/Taylor is still very popular
     
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    Zack/zach has always been popular here (I have one just about every year) and they always drive me crazy.

    One year I had 3 Michaels (and they all somehow knew which one I was talking to- and they were all pains in my behind as well). I swear they were trying to drive me crazy.
     
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    In our grade (they switch classes so I have them all) we've got 5 Tylers and a Taylor. Four of the Tylers are in one class too!
     
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    I get a lot of Zacks and Ryans, too. Last year, I had two Jeremys, and they both had the same last name, in the same class! That was more of a pain than you can imagine. I didn't think it would be that big of a deal at first, but geez...

    When my sister Ashley was in school a few years ago, she had SUCH a hard time with her name - there were 10 of them in her grade I think. Even now her best friend and roomie is an Ashlie.

    It's interesting to see what the elementary teachers have as common - I guess in a few years they will be the common names for me in high school.
     
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    I had 3 Matthews one year--all last names started with Br. We called them Matt Brer, Matt Bro, and Matthew. They were all very talkative, and usually a simple "Matt!" quieted them all down!
     
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    If there's an option why can't they put those kids with the same name in different classes? This year 1 teacher has 4 Cameron's in his class! We have 5 sections so why can't they split them up?

    Last year 1 teacher had all 4 Stephen's in her class. Once again, there were 5 sections.
     
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    I have 2 Austins this year and 2 Cierra/Sierras.
     
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    I have had at least one Matthew every year I have taught (5 years). Girls names that I see alot are Katie and Molly.
     
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    i'm in a very italian area... there are a billion kids named Nick and Nicole in my school. at least one or two in every class.
     
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    Is that Ciara pronounced like Sierra? My niece is Ciara pronounced Keera, and she's half-Irish.

    Here, there are so many Tylers. I have three friends with sons named Tyler. Girl names starting with Ky are super common. Kylie, Kaylie, and so on. One girl in class goes by Ky because it is less common than her name Kylie and because it means Ocean in Hawaiian. Creative girl.

    Aidan is the new boy name here. Many many Aidans.
     
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    I asked the guy that does the schedule to PLEASE never let that happen again. Same name I can handle, but first AND last is a mess. I ended up calling them by their middle initials (Jeremy A and Jeremy L) but they wanted me to call them White Jeremy and Black Jeremy. The things my high schoolers come up with...
     
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    That could open a can of worms!
     
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    Angus?? That is such an uncommon name to have in multiples!!!
    Kim
     
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    I teach PreK and I've had multiples of Luke for the last couple of years. This year, again, I have two. Last year, I had 3, and one more moved in, so our K classes have 4! As far as girls, I have multiple Kayla's and Grace's. Taylor and Tyler and always popular, and I seem to have a Nick or Nicki each year.

    Last year I had a ton of really old fashioned names: Brenda, Linda, Ezra, Bernadette, Isaac, Isaiah, Carl, Kathy, Patty, Debby, Bob. Names you'd think of as a 45 year old, not a preschooler.
    Kim
     
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    Over the years I have had more Tylers than any other name, nearly 10 in the last 7 years. One year I had 4! Other names that have bben popular include the Allison/Allie/Alicia group, Emily, and Vince.
     
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    Other names I've had many times: Shelby, Brianna/Breanne, Kate/Katie, Madeline (various spellings), Makenzie (various spellings). It seem the parents in this area think they all have to choose from the same lists of 15 or 20 names!
     
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    I've had a lot with the names Nick/Nicholas, Sara(h), Alex/Alexander, and Nicole/Nikole.
     
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    One teacher in my building had two kids by the name (first and last) of Matthew Kim this year....
     
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    I had two students during my student teaching named Tina L. Both of their last names were only two letters, and the last letter was a vowel. I ALWAYS confused who was who. ( I do not want to say the full name for privacy purposes).
     
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    That is too funny, because I have found the same thing. Everywhere I go there are Zacharys and they are always the most challenging children! I finally did a practicum recently where there was a well-behaved Zachary and I kept expecting the other shoe to drop, but it never did!
     
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    For boys Tyler seems to be popular. For girls MiKayla. All spelt differently.
     
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